Your Worst Nightmare (2014–…): Season 2, Episode 7 - Neighbor from Hell - full transcript

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SOMEONE HELP ME!

SOMEONE HELP!

NO.

GOD, HELP ME.

NO, NO, NO.

DON'T, NO.

STOP.

NO.

NO, NO.

NO, STOP.

PLEASE.



STOP.

STOP, PLEASE STOP.

STOP.

FIVE.

FOUR.

PLEASE.

- THREE.
- NO, STOP, PLEASE, NO!

TWO.

ONE.

WEATHERFORD IS A COMMUNITY

ABOUT A HALF AN HOUR TO THE WEST
OF FORT WORTH.

IT'S KIND OF
A NICE COMBINATION OF

RURAL AND SUBURBAN
AND SMALL TOWN

KIND OF ALL ROLLED INTO ONE.



THERE'S A LOT OF
FARMING COMMUNITIES

AND RANCHING COMMUNITIES
WITHIN THIS COUNTY.

KIND OF THE GATEWAY TO
THE ROLLING HILLS OF TEXAS.

BUT IN 2005, THIS LAND
BECAME THE GATEWAY TO

SOMETHING FAR MORE SINISTER,

AND OUT HERE IN FARM COUNTRY,

NO ONE'S AROUND
TO HEAR YOU SCREAM.

LOIS PEARSON IS KIND OF
A SOLITARY PERSON.

SHE STAYS ON HER LAND
PRETTY MUCH ALL THE TIME.

SHE'S SINGLE,
NEVER BEEN MARRIED, NO KIDS,

AND HAD LIVED IN THE SAME HOME
HER ENTIRE LIFE.

HEY, THERE.

I JUST TOOK THIS
OUT OF THE OVEN,

THOUGHT I'D BRING IT
RIGHT ON OVER TO YOU.

THANK YOU.

YOU'VE MADE MY DAY.

YOU'RE WELCOME.
IT'S APPLE.

I LOVE APPLE.

I KNOW YOU LIKE YOU
SOME APPLE PIE.

LOIS WAS
MORE OR LESS A LONER,

BUT SHE DID COMMUNICATE WITH
HER NEIGHBORS FROM TIME TO TIME.

HEY, HONEY.
I WANTED TO ASK YOU SOMETHING.

YOU GOING TO THE PEACH FESTIVAL
THIS YEAR?

BECAUSE YOU KNOW JEANIE,

SHE TOLD ME
THEY WERE GONNA HAVE FIREWORKS

AFTER THE POTLUCK SUPPER.

YEAH, YEAH, I'M WORKING
THE CHURCH BAKE SALE,

SO I'LL BE THERE.

- GOOD, GOOD.
- YEAH.

'CAUSE I WAS THINKING
SOMETHING ELSE, TOO.

THERE MIGHT BE A SUITOR OR TWO
THERE FOR YOU.

HONEY.

I'M JUST SAYING,
I'M JUST SAYING.

I KNOW IT,
AND I'M JUST SAYING

I'M DOING FINE BY MYSELF,
THANK YOU.

YEAH, I KNOW YOU ARE,
MISS INDEPENDENT.

WELL, YOU CAN'T SAY
I DIDN'T TRY.

AND KNOWING YOU,
YOU'LL TRY AGAIN.

HONEY, I WILL.
YOU KNOW I WILL.

WELL, LOOKS LIKE
I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE

WITH YOU ON THEIR MIND
TODAY.

I'M GONNA GO AHEAD
AND GET ON OUT OF HERE.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO.
IT'S ONLY JEFFREY.

THAT'S ALL RIGHT,

I'LL LET YOU HAVE
A LITTLE CHAT WITH JEFFREY.

I KNOW, I KNOW.
I'M TRYING IT AGAIN.

I DON'T THINK
SHE WAS INTERESTED REALLY IN

HAVING A RELATIONSHIP
WITH ANY MAN,

LET ALONE WITH JEFF MAXWELL.

HEY, NEIGHBOR.

HEY, LOIS.
HOW YOU DOING?

I'M DOING GOOD.
HOW HAVE YOU BEEN?

REAL WELL.

JEFFREY MAXWELL
LIVED DOWN THE ROAD FROM HER.

HE WAS FRIENDLY.

HE WOULD SPEAK TO LOIS
FROM TIME TO TIME

WHEN HE WOULD BE DRIVING BY.

HE WOULD STOP BY
MAYBE TWO OR THREE TIMES.

HE HELPED HER OUT.

GOT YOU THAT PART YOU NEED
FOR YOUR TRACTOR.

THAT'S REALLY SWEET OF YOU.
THANK YOU.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

YOU KNOW WHAT?
LET ME GET YOU SOMETHING.

HOLD ON.
STAY RIGHT HERE, OKAY?

MAXWELL HAD BEEN ATTRACTED TO
LOIS FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS.

HERE YOU GO.

THESE ARE FOR YOU
FOR ALWAYS HELPING ME OUT.

WELL, THANK YOU, LOIS.
I APPRECIATE IT.

I REALLY APPRECIATE
WHAT YOU DO FOR ME.

THAT'S REAL NICE.

OKAY.

WELL,
IT'S GOOD TO SEE YOU.

WILL YOU GO OUT WITH ME?

JEFFREY, THAT'S - -
THAT'S REALLY SWEET OF YOU,

BUT I THINK WE MAKE
GOOD NEIGHBORS, JUST NEIGHBORS.

JEFFREY?

YOU'LL REGRET THIS,
LOIS.

MAXWELL HAD ASKED LOIS OUT
ON A DATE AT LEAST ONCE BEFORE.

JEFFREY.

AND IT WAS TENSE BETWEEN THEM
EVER AFTER THAT.

NOW, I'M ALL FOR LOVE,
BUT COME ON.

WHAT IS THIS,
HUSBAND NUMBER THREE?

FOUR.

FOUR?!

AND THEY MET AT THE DMV.

THEY DID NOT.

THEY DID.

LOIS,
WHAT DO YOU THINK?

CAROL'S HAPPY,
SO I'M HAPPY FOR HER.

HEY,
SPEAKING OF MEN, LOIS,

HAVE YOU SEEN JEFFREY MAXWELL
AROUND?

YOU KNOW, I HAVEN'T SEEN HIM
IN TOWN AT ALL.

MNH-MNH, I HAVEN'T SEEN HIM
IN A WHILE, EITHER.

HENRY SAW HIM THE OTHER DAY
AT THE HARDWARE STORE.

SAID HE WAS,
UM, LEAVING TOWN,

BOUGHT HIM SOME LAND OUT IN...
CORSICANA.

REALLY?

DIDN'T SAY WHY, THOUGH.

I THOUGHT MAYBE
YOU'D KNOW.

SO, LADIES,
SHOULD WE DECIDE

WHAT WE'RE GONNA BE READING
FOR NEXT MONTH?

IT'S MY TURN TO PICK.
- LORD.

WAIT A MINUTE, WAIT A MINUTE.
LET ME GUESS.

UM, A MYSTERY.

HOW'D YOU KNOW?

BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT YOU PICKED
LAST TIME

AND THE TIME BEFORE
AND THE TIME BEFORE THAT.

HONEY, HONEY,
WE'RE JUST TEASING YOU.

WE LOVE A GOOD MYSTERY,
AND YOU KNOW IT.

- WE DO, DON'T WORRY.
- YOU PICK SOME GOOD ONES.

YEAH.

ALL RIGHT,
WHAT YOU WANT US TO READ NOW?

WELL,
I HAVE A GOOD ONE FOR Y'ALL.

SIX YEARS GO BY,

AND LOIS SOON FORGETS
ALL ABOUT JEFFREY MAXWELL.

SHE'S CONTENT IN HER SOLITUDE

AND STICKS TO
A FAMILIAR SCHEDULE.

SHE WOULD GO TO CHURCH
EVERY WEEK,

AND THEN ONCE A MONTH, SHE WOULD
GO TO THE GROCERY STORE.

SHE WOULD BRING CASH AND GO UP

AND GET GROCERIES
FOR AN ENTIRE MONTH.

BUT ON THE MORNING OF
MARCH 1, 2001,

LOIS'S ROUTINE GETS BLOWN UP.

YOU DO NOTICE WHEN CARS GO BY
YOUR HOUSE OUT THERE,

SO SHE KIND OF PERKED UP
AND PAID ATTENTION TO IT.

AND THEN THE NEXT THING SHE SEES
IS JEFF MAXWELL'S CAR.

JEFFREY?

JEFFREY?

HEY, LOIS.

LONG TIME, NO SEE.

YEAH.

LONG TIME, INDEED.

IT'S BEEN WHAT,
FIVE, SIX YEARS?

I GUESS.

YOU'RE LOOKING WELL.

HAVEN'T AGED A BIT.

CAN'T COMPLAIN.

I DON'T THINK LOIS WAS
AFRAID OF JEFF MAXWELL,

BUT SHE WAS
A LITTLE BIT SUSPICIOUS

WHEN MAXWELL GOT THERE

BECAUSE IT WASN'T AS IF
THEY WERE CLOSE FRIENDS

WHEN HE LIVED NEAR HER.

GARDEN'S LOOKING
REAL GOOD.

THANK YOU.

YOU STILL GROWING TOMATOES?

YEAH, I HAD MY BEST CROP EVER
THIS YEAR.

GREAT.

SO,
ARE YOU STILL IN CORSICANA?

YEP.

NOT FAR FORM THE LAKE.

THAT SOUNDS NICE.

YOU SHOULD COME UP AND VISIT
SOMETIME SOON.

WELL,
I'M GLAD YOU LIKE IT,

AND I HATE TO BE RUDE,
BUT, UM, I NEED TO GO.

I- I'M GOING TO TOWN.

BUT I JUST GOT HERE.

I KNOW, I KNOW, AND, UM,
I APPRECIATE YOU VISITING.

I GOT TO GET GOING.

NEXT THING SHE KNOWS,
HE BRINGS OUT A CANISTER.

JUST ONE MORE THING
BEFORE I GO.

AND AT THIS POINT, LOIS KNOWS
THINGS ARE GOING VERY BADLY.

HEY, NEIGHBOR!

SIX YEARS AGO,

62-YEAR-OLD LOIS PEARSON

REJECTED JEFFREY MAXWELL'S
ADVANCES.

WOULD YOU GO OUT WITH ME?

I THINK WE MAKE GOOD NEIGHBORS,
JUST NEIGHBORS.

YOU'LL REGRET THIS,
LOIS.

NOW HE'S BACK
ON HER PROPERTY...

HEY, LOIS.

...TO PROVE IT WILL TAKE
MORE THAN TIME

TO HEAL HIS WOUNDED EGO.

JUST ONE MORE THING
BEFORE I GO.

I'LL BET YOU WISHED YOU'D
GONE OUT WITH ME AFTER ALL?

NO!

SHE MANAGED TO GET AWAY FROM HIM
AND RAN BACK INTO HER HOUSE,

AND THAT'S WHEN
THE ASSAULT HAPPENED.

SHE YELLED, SHE KICKED.

SHE DID WHAT EVERYBODY IS TOLD
THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO DO,

FIGHTING NONSTOP.

LOIS WAS FIGHTING FOR HER LIFE.

HE HANDCUFFS HER,
AND HE SHACKLES HER LEGS.

AT THIS POINT IN TIME,
MAXWELL IS GETTING VERY ANGRY.

ALL RIGHT, BITCH!

YOU'RE ASKING FOR IT!

NO!

NO!

NO!

NO!

HE HIT HER
WITH THAT ROLLING PIN,

AND HE WENT OUTSIDE
TO HIS VEHICLE,

AND THAT'S WHEN HE TOOK HER.

LOIS IS NOW MILES FROM HOME,

SHACKLED IN THE BACK OF
JEFFREY'S S. U. V.

WHERE ARE YOU TAKING ME?

WELL,
LOOK WHO'S FINALLY AWAKE.

DON'T WORRY, I GOT SOMETHING
REAL SPECIAL PLANNED FOR YOU.

SHE WOULD KICK HER FEET

IN AN EFFORT TO ATTRACT
ATTENTION FROM NEARBY MOTORISTS.

SHE'S BEEN PEPPER SPRAYED.

SHE'S BEEN BEATEN
WITH A ROLLING PIN.

SURVIVAL MODE HAS KICKED IN
FOR LOIS.

PUT YOUR LEGS ON THE FLOOR
RIGHT NOW!

DON'T YOU PULL ANY MORE CRAP
LIKE THAT,

OR I'LL PUT A BULLET
THROUGH YOUR HEAD.

NO, PLEASE, DON'T!

NO!

"NO, PLEASE, DON'T!"

DON'T TEST ME, LOIS.

YOU KNOW I'LL DO IT.

THEY TRAVELED TO HIS HOME

APPROXIMATELY TWO HOURS AWAY
IN CORSICANA, TEXAS.

DON'T MOVE.

DON'T LIFT A FINGER.

IF YOU DO, I'LL KILL YOU
AND THAT NEIGHBOR OF MINE.

HEY, MR. MAXWELL!

ONE OF YOUR DONKEYS GOT OUT OF
THE FENCE AGAIN, MAN.

SHE'S CHEWING UP MY CROP.

I BROUGHT HER BACK
FOR YOU.

WELL, GOSH, CARLOS,
I SURE DO APPRECIATE IT.

WELL, I MEAN,
YOU REALLY NEED TO FIX THE FENCE

SO THIS DOESN'T
KEEP HAPPENING.

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH.

I PLAN TO FIX THAT TOMORROW,
AS A MATTER OF FACT.

DON'T WORRY. YOU'LL NEVER HAVE
TO WORRY ABOUT OLD LOIS AGAIN.

LOIS?

YOU'RE TELLING ME
YOU NAMED YOUR JACKASS LOIS?

WELL, I AM KIND OF PARTIAL
TO THAT NAME.

HELP.

HELP.

LISTEN,
FIX YOUR FENCE, PLEASE.

NEXT TIME I FIND HER,

I MIGHT NOT BRING HER BACK
IN ONE PIECE?

TAKE CARE.

LOIS IS ABSOLUTELY
IN SURVIVAL MODE.

SHE'S WILLING TO THROW HERSELF
OUT OF THE BACK OF THAT VEHICLE,

BUT CAN'T FIGURE OUT
HOW TO GET THE DOOR OPEN.

EVENTUALLY, THE ONLY THING
SHE COMES UP WITH IS PRAYER.

THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD,

I SHALL NOT WANT.

SHE HAS A VERY STRONG
FAITH IN GOD.

SHE SAID IF IT WAS HIS WILL
THAT SHE DIE,

THEN SHE WAS OKAY WITH THAT.

HE MAKETH ME TO
LAY DOWN BY STILL WATERS.

THE TRIP BACK TO CORSICANA
WITH LOIS IN THE CAR

WAS JUST THE BEGINNING
OF WHAT WAS TO COME.

PLEASE, LORD.
PLEASE, LORD.

HELLO!

PACKAGE DELIVERY!

ANYONE HOME?!

MISS PEARSON?

MISS PEARSON, YOU HOME?!

NOBODY IN WEATHERFORD
KNOWS THAT LOIS IS MISSING.

NOBODY KNEW THAT THEY NEEDED TO
LOOK FOR HER.

BUT LOIS NEEDS HELP AND FAST,

BECAUSE OUT IN
JEFFREY MAXWELL'S BARN,

TERROR OF UNIMAGINABLE
PROPORTIONS IS WAITING.

NO!

NO! NO!

DO YOU LIKE IT?

MY GOD!

THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF
INTERESTING THINGS

HAPPENING IN HERE.

NO!

NO!

YOU AND ME, LOIS.

NO! STOP!

WE'RE GONNA HAVE
SOME REAL FUN TOGETHER.

STOP, PLEASE!

NO!

NO!

NO! NO!

STOP, NO, PLEASE!

HE PUT HER ON
THE DEER-SKINNING DEVICE,

A DEVICE YOU USE
TO SKIN ANIMALS.

NO! HELP!

FIVE.

NO!

- FOUR.
- STOP, STOP, PLEASE STOP!

- THREE.
- STOP!

- TWO.
- STOP, GOD!

ONE.

NO, PLEASE.

GOD, STOP!

STOP!

LOIS AT THIS POINT IS HANGING
BY HER WRISTS, CHAINED UP,

WHILE MAXWELL IS TORTURING HER
ON THE MACHINE.

STOP, PLEASE!

STOP! STOP!

YOU SHOULD HAVE GONE OUT WITH ME
WHILE YOU HAD THE CHANCE, LOIS!

ALL I WANTED TO DO
WAS LOVE YOU.

PLEASE, NO!

NO, STOP, PLEASE.

ALL THESE YEARS,
YOU EVER THINK ABOUT ME?

YOU EVER THINK ABOUT
HOW MUCH YOU HURT ME?

I KNOW, I'M SORRY!

'CAUSE I SURE DID
THINK ABOUT YOU.

HE WAS ANGRY WITH HER,
AND HE WAS PUNISHING HER.

LOIS PEARSON MAXWELL.

IT SURE DOES HAVE
A NICE RING TO IT, DON'T IT?

YOU COULD HAVE HAD THAT.

BUT YOU BOTCHED IT!

NOBODY COULD HEAR HER SCREAMING.

SHE WAS SO FAR OUT IN THE
COUNTRY THAT NOBODY HEARD HER.

NO!

FOUR HOURS AFTER BEING
ATTACKED AND KIDNAPPED

BY HER FORMER NEIGHBOR,
JEFFREY MAXWELL...

ALL RIGHT, BITCH!

YOU'RE ASKING FOR IT!

...AND TRAVELING MORE THAN
100 MILES

FROM HER HOME
IN WEATHERFORD, TEXAS...

WHERE ARE YOU TAKING ME?

DON'T WORRY, I GOT SOMETHING
REAL SPECIAL PLANNED FOR YOU.

...LOIS PEARSON
FIGHTS FOR HER LIFE

INSIDE HER CAPTOR'S
HOUSE OF HORRORS.

LOIS PEARSON MAXWELL.

YOU COULD HAVE HAD THAT.

BUT YOU BOTCHED IT!

LOIS KNOWS
NO ONE CAN SAVE HER.

AFTER MAXWELL FORCES HER
FROM THE BARN TO HIS BEDROOM,

SHE STRUGGLES TO FIND THE WILL
TO GO ON.

DON'T TRY TO LEAVE, LOIS.

THERE'S NO PLACE TO RUN.

AND IF YOU DO,
I'LL HUNT YOU DOWN.

CLEAN YOURSELF UP
WHILE I GET SOMETHING TO EAT,

AND THEN
WE'LL CONTINUE OUR FUN.

AS SOON AS SHE SEES
HERSELF, SHE'S HORRIFIED.

IT'S THE FIRST TIME
THAT SHE'S ABLE TO SEE

ALL THE BRUISES
AND ALL THE SCARRING.

SHE BARELY RECOGNIZES HERSELF.

MAXWELL LIFTED LOIS

APPROXIMATELY 1 1/2 TO 2 FEET
OFF THE GROUND

USING THE DEER-SKINNING DEVICE.

SHE WAS JUST LEFT UP THERE
FOR SO LONG,

THE WEIGHT OF HER BODY
JUST PULLED DOWN

AGAINST HER SHOULDER SOCKET
AND DISLOCATED HER SHOULDER.

THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD,

I SHALL NOT WANT.

HE MAKETH ME TO LIE DOWN
IN GREEN PASTURES.

LOIS WAS VERY WORRIED
SHE WAS GOING TO DIE.

SHE WAS PRAYING NONSTOP,
OVER AND OVER AGAIN,

FOR GOD TO SPARE HER LIFE.

THOUGH I WALK THROUGH THE VALLEY
OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH,

I WILL FEAR NO EVIL.

GOD, NO, NO!

JEFFREY MAXWELL HAD A LOOK
IN HIS EYES THAT WAS VERY SCARY.

NO EMOTION WHATSOEVER.

LIE DOWN.

PUT THOSE ON.

SHE KNEW NOT TO ARGUE WITH HIM
AND NOT TO SCREAM

BECAUSE THAT WOULD - -
THAT WOULD MAKE HIM ANGRY,

AND HE WOULD FLY INTO A RAGE.

LOIS WAS A VIRGIN.

SHE HAD NEVER BEEN WITH A MAN
AT ALL.

SHE BELIEVED THAT
IF SHE DIED A VIRGIN,

SHE WOULD GO TO HEAVEN
AND GET A STAR ON HER CROWN.

HE TOOK HER CROWN FROM HER.

NO.

NO!

NO! NO!!

I THINK I'LL KEEP YOU.

NIGHT TURNS TO DAWN

WITHOUT ANYONE SUSPECTING
LOIS IS IN TROUBLE.

AFTER WHAT SHE'S BEEN THROUGH,

LOIS IS SURPRISED
SHE'S LIVED TO SEE ANOTHER DAY.

THE LORD IS GOD,
THE LORD IS ONE.

THE LORD IS GOD,
THE LORD IS ONE.

MAXWELL ASSAULTED HER IN EVERY
WAY YOU COULD POSSIBLY IMAGINE,

AND LOIS NEVER LOST FAITH
AT ANY POINT.

THOUGH I WALK THROUGH THE VALLEY
OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH,

I WILL FEAR NO EVIL
FOR THOU ART WITH ME.

I FEAR NO EVIL
FOR THOU ART WITH ME.

I FEAR NO EVIL
FOR THOU ART WITH ME.

ANY WORD FROM GOD YET?

I FEAR NO EVIL
FOR THOU ART WITH ME.

I FEAR NO EVIL.

LOIS KEPT PRAYING, "GOD,
PLEASE DON'T LET JEFF KILL ME.

GOD, PLEASE SPARE MY LIFE."

OVER AND OVER
AND OVER AGAIN.

THE LORD IS GOD.

AND GOD IS ONE.

THOUGH I WALK THROUGH THE VALLEY
OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH...

SHE WAS PRAYING
OVER AND OVER AGAIN OUT LOUD

TO THE POINT WHERE
HE BEGAN TO MOCK HER.

WHEN I'M THROUGH WITH YOU,
LOIS,

YOU WON'T BELIEVE IN GOD.

HOW LONG CAN
THE NIGHTMARE POSSIBLY LAST?

NO ONE BACK HOME
EVEN KNOWS SHE'S MISSING.

SOMETIMES DAYS WOULD GO BY

BEFORE ANY OF HER NEIGHBORS
OR FRIENDS WOULD SEE HER,

SO AT THIS POINT,
NO ONE WAS MISSING LOIS.

AIN'T IT PRETTY?

HE SHOWS HER
THIS WOODEN BOX HE'S MADE

THAT LOOKS LIKE A COFFIN.

DON'T TELL ME
YOU DON'T LIKE IT.

I BUILT IT JUST FOR YOU.

NO.

PLEASE, JEFFREY, NO.

TAKE ME BACK TO THE HOUSE.
I'LL BE GOOD, I PROMISE.

NOW, YOU KNOW I CAN'T LEAVE YOU
IN THE HOUSE ALL BY YOURSELF.

WHERE ARE YOU GOING?

I HAVE SOME UNFINISHED BUSINESS
TO ATTEND TO.

HE'S GOT TO GO INTO TOWN,

AND HE TELLS HER
SHE HAS THE CHOICE BETWEEN

GETTING BACK ON
THE DEER-SKINNING MACHINE

AND GETTING INTO A BOX.

THAT WASN'T REALLY A CHOICE
FOR LOIS.

LIE DOWN!

NO, PLEASE DON'T DO THIS.
PLEASE.

LIE DOWN!

LOIS HAD ALREADY EXPERIENCED
THE DEER-SKINNING DEVICE,

AND SHE KNEW SHE DIDN'T WANT
ANY PART OF THAT AGAIN,

SO LOIS, IN EFFECT,
CHOSE THE UNKNOWN.

PLEASE.

PLEASE, PLEASE DON'T DO THIS.
PLEASE.

GOD, NO, NO, NO!

PLEASE,
JEFFREY, DON'T, DON'T!

NO!

DON'T DO ANYTHING STUPID,
YOU HEAR?

PLEASE, I'LL BE GOOD.
I'LL BE GOOD, I PROMISE.

I PROMISE!
JEFFREY, LET ME OUT!

HE PUTS HER INTO THIS BOX,

AND THEN PUTS THE ENTIRE THING
UNDER A WORK BENCH,

AND THEN HE GOES BACK TO
WEATHERFORD AND LOIS'S HOUSE.

THIS SHOULD DO IT.

LET ME OUT!

JEFFREY, PLEASE!

LET ME OUT.

LET ME OUT.

LET ME OUT.

LOIS IS WORRIED THAT
SHE WON'T BE ABLE TO BREATHE

IN THE COFFIN.

AND SHE STARTS BANGING ON
THE TOP OF THE COFFIN

WITH HER KNEES,

AND SHE BANGS SO HARD,
SHE GETS BRUISED,

AND SHE MANAGES TO
KNOCK IT LOOSE A LITTLE BIT,

BUT IT CAN'T GO ANYWHERE
BECAUSE THE WORK BENCH IS THERE.

LOIS IS STUCK IN WHAT IS
FUNCTIONALLY A COFFIN

IN SOME GUY'S GARAGE
IN CORSICANA

HUNDREDS OF MILES
FROM WHERE SHE LIVES.

NOBODY'S GONNA THINK
TO LOOK FOR LOIS THERE.

I THINK LOIS THOUGHT VERY WELL
SHE MIGHT DIE IN THE BOX.

LIE DOWN!

TRAPPED INSIDE A MAKESHIFT
COFFIN IN CORSICANA, TEXAS...

NO!

...LOIS PEARSON LIES POWERLESS

AS HER CAPTOR, JEFFREY MAXWELL,
LEAVES,

CLAIMING HE'S GOT
UNFINISHED BUSINESS TO ADDRESS.

LOIS WAS SO WORRIED,
SHE KEPT THINKING,

"WHAT WOULD HAPPEN
IF HE GOT IN A CAR ACCIDENT?"

IF HE HAD
GOTTEN IN A CAR ACCIDENT

WHILE SHE WAS IN THAT COFFIN,

NOBODY WOULD EVER KNOW
THAT SHE WAS THERE.

SHE REALLY, REALLY WORRIED
THAT NOBODY WOULD EVER FIND HER,

THAT SHE WOULD NEVER GET OUT.

BUT FINALLY, TWO DAYS
AFTER LOIS WAS KIDNAPPED,

SOMEONE IS ABOUT TO REALIZE
THAT SOMETHING IS AMISS

BACK AT LOIS'S HOUSE
IN WEATHERFORD, TEXAS.

HEY, SHERIFF.

CALL JUST CAME IN ABOUT A FIRE
OVER IN PARKER COUNTY.

IT SOUNDS BAD.

WE'LL TAKE MY CAR.

IS SOMEBODY THERE?

IS SOMEBODY THERE?

HELP ME, I'M IN HERE!

I'M IN HERE!

PLEASE HELP ME!

BOY, BOY,
HAVE I GOT A SURPRISE FOR YOU.

COME ON, LOIS.

YOU'RE GONNA WANT
TO SEE THIS.

PAY ATTENTION.

WE BEGIN TONIGHT
WITH A DEVASTATING HOUSE FIRE

OUT OF NORTHWEST PARKER COUNTY.

IT TOOK FIREFIGHTERS
NEARLY AN HOUR

TO CONTAIN THE BLAZE
ON CALHOUN ROAD.

ACCORDING TO A SPOKESMAN
AT THE FIRE DEPARTMENT,

IT APPEARED NO ONE WAS HOME
AT THE TIME.

POLICE ARE CURRENTLY SEARCHING
FOR THE HOMEOWNER,

62-YEAR-OLD LOIS PEARSON.

WHY?

WHY?

DON'T WORRY, LOIS.

YOUR HOME IS WITH ME NOW!

FOR LOIS,
IT WAS AN UNBELIEVABLE LOSS.

THIS WAS THE HOUSE
THAT SHE HAD GROWN UP IN.

THIS WAS THE HOUSE THAT

HAD ALL OF HER POSSESSIONS
IN THE ENTIRE WORLD.

SHE WAS OVERCOME WITH EMOTION

WHEN SHE SAW
HER HOUSE BURNED DOWN.

WHY! WHY!

WHY?

THOUGH FOR LOIS,
THE FIRE IS DEVASTATING,

IT JUST MAY BE
HER SAVING GRACE.

THE BEST THING ABOUT
HIM BURNING DOWN LOIS'S HOUSE

IS IT LET PEOPLE BACK HERE
IN PARKER COUNTY KNOW,

WE NEED TO START LOOKING
FOR LOIS.

THE FIREFIGHTERS SIFTED THROUGH
THE ASHES OF THE HOME,

LOOKING FOR HUMAN REMAINS.

THEY DIDN'T FIND ANY.

AT THIS POINT,
LOIS WAS A MISSING PERSON.

HEY, SHERIFF?

WHAT YOU THINK?

LOOKS GOOD.

GET THESE POSTED
AROUND TOWN.

WE'LL ORGANIZE
A SEARCH PARTY.

THOSE ARE THE ONES.

WE TALKED TO HER NEIGHBORS,
WE TALKED TO THE FAMILY MEMBERS,

AND WE TRIED TO FIGURE OUT
LOIS'S ROUTINE.

MISS PEARSON!

MISS PEARSON!

LOIS!

MISS PEARSON!

LOIS!

LOIS!

MISS PEARSON,
CAN YOU HEAR US?

WE LOOKED FOR LOIS
FOR SEVERAL DAYS,

AND EVENTUALLY,
THE TRAIL WENT COLD.

RECOGNIZE THIS?

I GRABBED IT FOR YOU,

RIGHT BEFORE
I BURNED YOUR HOUSE DOWN.

KEEPING YOU ALIVE
AIN'T CHEAP.

YOU OWE ME.

MAKE IT FOR $300 - -
NAH, $500.

AND DATE IT FOR FEBRUARY.

HE THINKS IF HE HAS HER
DATE THIS CHECK

FROM SEVERAL WEEKS BEFORE
THE ABDUCTION,

THEN POLICE WON'T LINK HIM
WITH HER MISSING.

MAXWELL TELLS HER TO WRITE,

"THANKS FOR THE LOAN, JEFF,"
ON THE MEMO LINE,

AS IF THEY WERE JUST
LONG-LOST FRIENDS

GIVING EACH OTHER MONEY.

THANK YOU.

NO ONE'S EVER GONNA
FIND YOU HERE.

THE PARKER COUNTY
SHERIFF'S OFFICE

IS OUT TO PROVE OTHERWISE.

EIGHT DAYS INTO LOIS'S ORDEAL,

THEY MAKE ANOTHER PUSH FOR LEADS
IN THEIR MISSING PERSONS CASE.

EXCUSE ME, GENTLEMEN.

SORRY TO INTERRUPT,
BUT COULD YOU HAVE A LOOK?

WE GOT A MISSING PERSON.

CURIOUS IF YOU SEEN HER AROUND
AT ALL LATELY?

LAST WEEK OR - -

- NO.
- HAVEN'T. SORRY.

ALL RIGHT,
IT'S BEEN EIGHT DAYS

SINCE ANYONE SEEN OR HEARD
FROM HER.

PLEASE, IF - -
IF Y'ALL HEAR ANYTHING,

ANYTHING AT ALL, CALL US.

ABSOLUTELY.

THANK YOU.

EXCUSE ME, COULD YOU
HAVE A LOOK AT THIS, PLEASE?

THEN, FOUR DAYS LATER,

THEY FINALLY GET THE LEAD
THEY'VE BEEN HOPING FOR.

DID YOU GET A CHANCE TO TALK TO
THE NEIGHBORS AGAIN?

WENT BY THIS MORNING.
NOTHING NEW.

SHERIFF MONTGOMERY.

YEAH?

WELL, I'LL BE.

HOW MUCH?

WAIT A MINUTE,
SAY THAT NAME AGAIN.

ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU.

HEY, Y'ALL CALL ME BACK
IF ANYTHING ELSE CLEARS.

WELL,
THAT WAS LOIS'S BANK.

A CHECK JUST CLEARED HER ACCOUNT
IN THE AMOUNT OF $500,

DATED BACK IN FEBRUARY,

AND MADE OUT TO ONE
JEFFREY MAXWELL.

MAXWELL?

THAT NAME
SURE RINGS A BELL.

YOU GET ME EVERYTHING YOU CAN
ON THAT JOKER.

YOU GOT IT, BOSS.

WHEN THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE
SAW MAXWELL'S NAME,

THEY RAN A BACKGROUND CHECK
ON HIM.

THEY FOUND THAT
HE HAD A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE.

MAXWELL WAS A SUSPECT IN THE
1939 DISAPPEARANCE OF HIS WIFE

AND SUSPECTED IN HER MURDER.

BASED ON MAXWELL'S BACKGROUND
AND CRIMINAL HISTORY,

MAXWELL BECAME A SUSPECT,

AND WE BECAME REALLY CONCERNED
THAT HE MAY HAVE LOIS.

MAYBE
WE SHOULD GET MARRIED.

NAH.

LET'S JUST KEEP
LIVING IN SIN.

JUST A MINUTE!

DON'T MOVE.

DON'T TALK.

NOTHING, OR I SWEAR TO GOD,

I WILL KILL YOU.

BOY, BOY,
HAVE I GOT A SURPRISE FOR YOU.

12 DAYS AFTER
LOIS PEARSON DISAPPEARED

FROM HER
PARKER COUNTY, TEXAS, HOME,

POLICE HAVE FOLLOWED A LEAD

TO THE HOUSE OF HER FORMER
NEIGHBOR, JEFFREY MAXWELL.

JUST A MINUTE!

DON'T MOVE.

DON'T TALK.

OR I SWEAR TO GOD,

I WILL KILL YOU.

JEFFREY MAXWELL?

YES, SIR.

WHEN MAXWELL CAME TO THE DOOR,
HE LOOKED SURPRISED.

HE LOOKED NERVOUS,
AND HE CAME OUT OF THE HOUSE,

KEEPING THE DOOR
REAL CLOSE TO HIS BODY.

MR. MAXWELL,
WE'RE TALKING WITH

EVERYONE WHO KNOWS
A MISS LOIS PEARSON.

ARE YOU FAMILIAR WITH
WHO SHE IS?

WELL,
SHE USED TO BE MY NEIGHBOR.

DO YOU KNOW
SHE'S MISSING?

SAW HER ON THE NEWS
THE OTHER DAY, JUST TERRIBLE.

WE'RE TALKING WITH EVERYONE
WHO LIVES IN THAT AREA,

EVERYONE WHO USED TO
LIVE IN THAT AREA,

AND EVERYONE WHO'S BEEN IN
THAT AREA RECENTLY.

WELL, I HAVEN'T BEEN OVER YONDER
IN A LONG TIME.

YOU HAVEN'T?

NO.

WHEN'S THE LAST TIME YOU HAD
CONTACT WITH MISS PEARSON?

WELL,
SHE SENT ME A CHECK HERE.

SHE OWES ME SOME MONEY.

WHAT'S SHE OWE YOU MONEY FOR?

YEARS AGO,
I LENT HER SOME MONEY,

JUST A FRIEND
HELPING OUT A FRIEND.

HE BEGAN TO STUTTER
AND LOOK UP AT THE SKY

AND REALLY WAS BEING DECEPTIVE
IN HIS ANSWERS TO US ABOUT LOIS.

HE APPEARED TO BE
HIDING SOMETHING INSIDE.

MR. MAXWELL,
I'M GONNA NEED FOR YOU

TO COME DOWN TO THE STATION
WITH US.

I'M HERE!

I'M HERE!
- STEP ASIDE.

I'M HERE!

WHEN I SAW LOIS,

THE FIRST WORDS OUT OF MY MOUTH
WERE, "WHO ARE YOU?"

I DIDN'T RECOGNIZE LOIS.

IT JUST DIDN'T REGISTER.

IT WASN'T THE SAME WOMAN

WHOSE PICTURE I'D BEEN LOOKING
AT FOR THE LAST 12 DAYS.

CUFF HIM!

...THIS LOCATION,
ALSO START ADDITIONAL UNITS.

IT'S OKAY, MA'AM.
IT'S ALL RIGHT.

IT'S ALL RIGHT,
WE'RE HERE.

HE'S NOT GONNA HURT YOU.
- OKAY.

MAXWELL BEGAN TO LOOK DOWN,

AND HIS BODY TOLD ME
THAT HE WAS DEFEATED,

THAT HE HAD BEEN CAUGHT.

WE ESCORTED LOIS
TO THE BACKSEAT OF A PATROL UNIT

SO THAT SHE COULD RELAX.

I ULTIMATELY DID AN INTERVIEW
WITH LOIS ON THE SCENE.

THOUGH STILL IN SHOCK,

LOIS PEARSON TAKES POLICE
THROUGH EVERY GRISLY DETAIL,

STARTING FROM
THAT FIRST FATEFUL DAY.

IT WAS TUESDAY, MARCH THE 1st.

I WAS GETTING READY
TO GO TO TOWN.

HEY, LOIS.

JUST ONE MORE THING
BEFORE I GO.

NO!

HE FORCED ME IN THE HOUSE

SO HE COULD TIE ME UP.

OKAY.

HE HIT ME
WITH A ROLLING PIN.

NO!

AND HE PUT ME
IN HIS VEHICLE.

NO, NO!

YOU AND ME, LOIS.

OKAY.

BUT WHEN HE BROUGHT ME HERE,
HE WAS REALLY MAD AT ME.

IT PULLED ME UP IN THE AIR,
AND IT SCARED ME TO DEATH.

REALLY?

BECAUSE WE SUSPECTED
THAT THERE MAY BE FOUL PLAY,

WE OBTAINED A SEARCH WARRANT
FOR MAXWELL'S HOUSE.

WE REFERRED TO THE HOUSE
AS THE HOUSE OF HORRORS.

WE FOUND A LOT OF
SADOMASOCHISTIC VIDEOS

AND BOOKS.

WE FOUND WHIPS.

WE FOUND GUNS

ALONG WITH THE WOODEN BOX
THAT WE CALLED A COFFIN.

LOIS HAD TO HAVE GONE THROUGH
HELL IN THAT HOUSE.

AND WHEN DETECTIVES
QUESTIONED MAXWELL ABOUT THEIR FINDINGS,

HE APPEARS TO HAVE
NOTHING TO HIDE.

I KNOW THAT YOU HAD A LOT OF
DVDs THAT USED BONDAGE,

AND I KNOW THAT SOME OF
THE OTHER ONES THAT WE TALKED - -

THAT YOU TALKED ABOUT
HAD SOME RAPE SCENES IN THEM.

YEAH.

ARE THESE THINGS THAT YOU'RE
WANTING TO TRY ON SOMEBODY?

JUST A LITTLE BIT OF FANTASY,
A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING.

WHAT WAS GOING THROUGH
YOUR MIND?

HOW WAS YOU - - I MEAN, YOU HAD
TO HAVE BEEN THINKING ABOUT

SOME WAY YOU'RE GONNA
GET OUT OF THIS.

WELL, WE WAS EVEN TALKING ABOUT
GETTING MARRIED.

YOU WAS TALKING ABOUT
GETTING MARRIED?

YEAH.
- TO KIND OF MAKE IT LOOK - -

WELL,
IF WE WAS MARRIED,

SHE FIGURED SHE COULDN'T BE
FORCED TO TESTIFY AGAINST ME.

ON MAY 18, 2011,

JEFFREY MAXWELL IS CHARGED WITH

TWO COUNTS OF
AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT

AND AGGRAVATED KIDNAPPING.

WHEN THE CASE GOES TO TRIAL,

LOIS PEARSON HERSELF
IS CALLED TO TESTIFY.

SHE WAS VERY SCARED AT FIRST
TO TESTIFY AGAINST HIM

BECAUSE SHE DIDN'T WANT TO BE
ANYWHERE NEAR HIM,

BUT I THINK THAT IT WAS HER WAY
OF STARING HIM DOWN AND SAYING,

"I SURVIVED, AND YOU'RE NOT
GONNA HURT ME EVER AGAIN."

JEFFREY MAXWELL
IS FOUND GUILTY ON ALL CHARGES

AND IS SENTENCED TO THREE
CONSECUTIVE LIFE SENTENCES.

HE WON'T BE ELIGIBLE FOR PAROLE
UNTIL THE YEAR 2041.

WE DON'T EXPECT HIM TO EVER
SEE DAYLIGHT AGAIN.

THIS IS EVERY WOMAN'S
WORST NIGHTMARE.

I DON'T THINK LOIS EVER IMAGINED
IN HER LIFETIME

THAT SHE WOULD EVER,
EVER GO THROUGH

SOMETHING AS HORRIFIC
AS WHAT SHE WENT THROUGH.

THERE'S A LOT OF WOMEN WHO DO
NOT SURVIVE, AND LOIS DID.

SHE SURVIVED.